Five Months Until Christmas Eve

sleigh4Hi everyone!

Christmas in July might be a fun time for some people of the world but for us it means we’ve gone into high gear. Christmas Eve is only five months from today!

There is so much to do.

Santa’s post office is getting ready for lots of new mail this year. Recently Elf Hugo installed a bunch of new computers, several new fax machines, and lots of sorting tables for the mail they expect Santa to receive.

“We have a new system this year,” Elf Hugo said. “It will push mail to Santa 24 hours a day no matter where he is. Santa has a smartphone and can start and stop the stream whenever he needs to. But we on our end can keep pushing it his way. We don’t have to stop for him to catch up.”

It you want to send Santa an email, just go to this page.

Santa handles the mail in a way that baffles most of us. How he can read it all is a miracle. He keeps several clerks busy with his response to the mail he receives. He cannot answer every letter and not every person who writes Santa asks for a reply. But for some letters he simply must reply.

Sometimes Santa answers right away, others he waits. Sometimes he will answer a letter in person and only on Christmas Eve. It just depends on the situation.

Yes, Santa gets mail at this time of the year. Some would say even a lot of mail comes in for Santa in July. But it is nothing like what will come in later in December.

Before I sign off, another update on that large project Elf Agent X is putting up: some have written in to guess what they could be building out there.

Some think it is a new spy center with cameras that Santa has in houses all over the world.

I asked Santa about that and he said there is no way he would ever do such a thing.

Others say the hole is a new barn to house thousands of new reindeer that will come work at the North Pole. Elf Victor says he would love a new barn but that he would never put it in the ground. That would make it too cold for the reindeer. No, Elf Agent X and his team are up to something really, really top secret out there. It’s massive!

Until next month….

- Elf Ernest

Six Months Until Christmas Eve

animated_reindeer_wrapped_with_Christmas_lightsGreetings everyone and Happy Summer! (Well, at least for some of you).

Christmas Eve is just six months from today. Can you believe that? We’re half-way there!

It is summer time here at the North Pole only in the respect that many elves have children out of school now and some elf families are taking vacations.

Where do they go and what do they do?

They go see fantastic sights. One of the popular destinations for elf families are the reindeer ranches that Santa operates in places like Norway, Greenland, Peru and Canada.

Santa has reindeer in training year round and depending upon the season there are different things for visitors to see. In Greenland and Norway, for example, young reindeer are learning the basics of running and flying. But in Peru there are babies soon to be born. (It is winter down there, you know).

Some elf families just like to stay home and work on Christmas stuff. It is a good idea because when kids are back in school there is not a lot of time for things like Christmas decorating. So the elves and their families may use some vacation time to work on their displays for the upcoming year.

We received a lot of mail last month after we talked about a special project headed up by Elf Agent X. We still don’t know what that project is. But whatever it is it is HUGE. They brought in large bulldozers and earth movers and they are digging deep, deep, deep into the ground over a very large area. We cannot imagine what they are building out there. Maybe Santa has a surprise for us this year? When we know, you will know!

Christmas is not far away! We hope you stay tuned for the countdown.

– Elf Ernest

Seven Months Until Christmas Eve

su2013lfHoly reindeer! It’s just seven months until Christmas Eve!

We’re starting to feel the pressure here at the North Pole. Elf Bernard held his first production meetings for Operation Merry Christmas 2014 this week and the numbers he talked about are just staggering. There are so many toys to make!

But we’re really ready to roll. In fact, we’ve been pretty busy for months. The remodeled workshop is now complete and Elf Bernard says he can work more elves at a faster pace than ever before.

The new lunch room for the elves is complete too. It is unlike any other lunch room in the world. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day, six days a week. Mrs. Claus insisted that her staff work to provide a menu of balanced meals that includes plenty of sugar cookies.

The lunch room also features Teflon coated walls and concrete floors with installed floor drains. That way when the elves have a food fight clean-up is easy. Mrs. Claus thinks of everything!

Elf Agent X, Santa’s head of Santa’s Secret Spies, is heading up what appears to be a very large project located just a couple of hundred yards from where Santa usually launches on Christmas Eve. We don’t know for sure what he is up to. The area is all fenced off and elves dressed in black come and go from the area at all hours of the day and night – hundreds of them. I asked Santa what the project was and he only said, “Something very, very special.”

We’ll keep you posted on this and other things happening at the North Pole.

– Elf Ernest